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Dolphins Reportedly Worried About DE Dion Jordan's Status
The Dolphins have said publicly they expect rookie pass rusher Dion Jordan to be ready for Miami's regular-season opener against the Cleveland Browns, but sources within the team have told Armando Salguero of The Miami Herald there is a "growing concern" the third-overall pick in April's draft won't be ready to play because of a nagging right shoulder injury.
Jordan has barely seen the field with the Dolphins because of offseason surgery on the shoulder, which continues to keep him off the field.
The defensive end played a mere seven snaps in the Hall of Fame Game, but Jordan hasn't practiced since. He won't play in Saturday's regular-season dress rehearsal against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, either, but defensive coordinator Kevin Coyle said Wednesday he expects Jordan to be ready for the Browns on Sept. 8.
"Um, I don't have doubt," Coyle said. "I hope if he stays on target with what we're hearing and what we're seeing, he'll be ready to help us come opening day."
Salguero was told that privately, discussions have swirled around the possibility of keeping Jordan out of practice longer than planned to allow the shoulder to fully heal and gain strength.
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